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[kahr-muh n]
noun, plural car·men.
  1. one of the crew of a streetcar or the like, as the motorman.
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Origin of carman

1570–80, in sense “person driving a cart”; car1 + -man


[kahr-muh n]
  1. (William) Bliss,1861–1929, Canadian poet and journalist in the U.S.
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Examples from the Web for carman

Historical Examples of carman

  • Carman had the paddle, and Seamon was in the stern of the boat.

    The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln

    Wayne Whipple

  • "Something ought to be done for 'er," said the carman, as he went out.

  • A seedling of Lucky pollinated by Carman; from Munson in 1899.

  • The most famous places of meeting were Tara, Telltown and Carman.

  • The management of the Carman also says that patrons will be given the very best of service.

    News Writing

    M. Lyle Spencer

British Dictionary definitions for carman


noun plural -men
  1. a man who drives a car or cart; carter
  2. a man whose business is the transport of goods; haulier
  3. US and Canadian a tram driver
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